Rookie running back David Wilson had a breakout game last week for the Giants, tallying 100 yards on 13 carries and scoring three touchdowns, including one on a 97-yard kickoff return. New York ended up beating the New Orleans Saints, 52-27.
To add to Wilson's impressive game, the running back became the first player in NFL history with 100-plus yards rushing and 200-plus kick return yards in a game.
"David has been very, very close throughout this season on kickoff return and it just happened for him the other day," Giants head coach Tom Coughlin told atlantafalcons.com. "His kickoff returns led to incredible field position, unlike anything I've been around."
Wilson was initially given the opportunity when Ahmad Bradshaw injured his knee. Bradshaw is listed as questionable for Sunday. The two teams will kick off at 1 p.m. ET from the Georgia Dome.